So I was kind of stoked to hear back from Stjepan with permission to use his art on Sartorially Smart Heroines. I’ve followed his galleries for a while now, and I admire his ability to keep up with somanyprojects at once, as well as his willingness to make fun of himself and other artists for certain stories and portrayals in comic book lore.
I enjoy depictions of Wonder Woman in armor, and found several excellentconceptpieces
in Stjepan’s galleries. Diana’s armor here fits into a category I refer
to as “brawler armor.” I tend to think of brawler armor as protection
for a combatant who fights mainly unarmed and/or using improvised
weapons (chairs, tables, I-beams, Buicks). While we tend to think of
unarmed fighters like monks, martial artists, and boxers as ones who
forgo armor for flexibility, there’s no reason similar characters
couldn’t wear light, flexible, punch-absorbing armor. (D&D monk
being an exception, of course, armor interfering with class abilities
and all that, but… bleah never mind, not important.)
My husband and I were talking about the woman’s armor in a sci-fi rpg and how it bothered him that one of the designs leg was completely unarmored. After talking about it we arrived at a design that I for one would like to see. Energized fishnet shielding.
As a kind of force field armor.
Also it could glow. Glowing is almost always cool.
ART BY ARMAN AKOPIAN aka guyjin ~ UPDATE This post is an update, and is not posted along with the rest of this artist’s galleries. Click on the Arman Akopian tag below to see other work by this artist.